Currently, a number of companies are choosing to expand their production operations into the Guangxi region. This is largely because of the sheer size and stability of its labour force when compared with Guangdong. Some companies foresee recruitment difficulties arising in the future. In light of this, efforts are being made to invest in automated production so as to reduce the reliance on manpower.
High-end, early adopting mainland consumers have discovered the delights of additive-free handmade soaps and related items, but the high-cost of imported products and a lack of a domestic brand leader represents a distinct opportunity.
The mainland toy industry is looking to reinvent itself through a new emphasis on technology and innovation. One change that has emerged is a clear synergy between traditional and electronic toys. As high-tech toys have increasingly become the norm, this has also initiated a number of crossovers with the traditional sector.